I am a guitar enthusiast and have played classical guitar for fun since childhood. A couple of years ago I came across a 1929 Domingo Esteso. The beauty of tone that guitar possessed was so intriguing and the start of this fine collection.

At present there are quite a few guitars in the house. In case you are interrested in one of those masterpieces or need more information, please let me know.

COLLECTION

"Viva fui in silvis, sum dura occisa securi."
"Dum vixi tacui – mortua dulce cano."

Inscription found in a lute by Tieffenbrucker, Rosshaupten 16th century.

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Rien n'est plus beau qu'une guitare, sauf peut-être deux. – Frédéric Chopin

Antwerpen Gitaarfestival 9e edition

november 2019
Antwerpen Gitaarfestival 2019

As always a fantastic festival !

This year with The Assad Brothers • Tilman Hoppstock • Duo Bandini-Chiacciaretta • Jan Depreter • Duo Orsan-Kreusch • Duo Adentro • Trio Csakan 1800 • Lovro Peretic

Luthier in residence: Gerhard Oldiges - Composer in residence: Tilman Hoppstock

Gennaro Fabricatore anno 1822

february 2018
A marvelous Gennaro Fabricatore guitar has been restored by Bernhard Kresse. More pictures will be availabe soon on this website.
Guitar plan of the 1823 Panormo available.
thedutchluthier.wordpress.com
january 2018
An exceptional beautiful 1:1 guitar plan made by Jan van Capelle is now availabe on his website.
Expo Antonio de Torres
www.museodelviolino.org
december 2017
Visit to the "Antonio de Torres: the Stradivari of the modern guitar" exposition at the violin Museum in Cremona - Italy.
Cordefactum 2017
17 april 2017
The Panormo and Simplicio on display at the Cordefactum guitar festival.
Cordefactum is an internationally renowned instrument and music festival organized by the Centre for Musical Instrument Building (CMB) in Puurs, Belgium.

1969 Manuel Velazquez

For sale: a 1969 Manuel Velazquez concert guitar

1959 Jose Ramirez

For sale: a 1959 Jose Ramirez flamenco guitar

From the collection of Rose Augustin.

1985 Jeronimo Pena

For sale: a 1985 Jeronimo Pena classical guitar

2004 Walter Verreydt

For sale: a 2004 Walter Verreydt concert guitar

La guitarra española es el instrumento musical más completo que hay porque posee calidad de sonido, simplicidad y carácter humano. – Jose Luis Romanillos